State adds jobs in December, Shreveport sees loss over 2018 numbers

BATON ROUGE – Not seasonally adjusted nonfarm employment increased by 8,300 jobs from 1,991,000 in December 2018 to 1,999,300 in December 2019. Not seasonally adjusted private sector employment increased by 10,700 jobs from 1,659,500 jobs in December 2018 to 1,670,200 jobs in December 2019.

Louisiana’s not seasonally adjusted civilian labor force, or the number of people who are employed in addition to those looking for work, increased by 8,201 from 2,083,413 in December 2018 to 2,091,614 in December 2019.

Not-seasonally adjusted December unemployment rates for the Shreveport metropolitan statistical area (MSA) was 5.4 percent.

This is slightly up from 5.3 percent in November and up from 4.7 percent from December 2018.

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